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Florence


Florence in Italy
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of Italy's Tuscany region, and was from 1865 to 1870, the capital of Italy. As of 2006, the city had a population of 366,488.

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Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-10-10
Paperback (724 pages)

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Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves on your side, Florence and Tuscany can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find:

  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery
  • How to connect with local culture: Let a street musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of wine
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country
  • Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.

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Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s
Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (416 pages)

Fodor s Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.





Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florence and Tuscany, including renowned Renaissance art, stunning churches, superb wineries, and charming hill towns. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. 





This travel guide includes:


· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information


· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks


· A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path


· In-depth breakout features on The Duomo, Santa Croce, and Piazza del Campo


· Major sights such as the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Leaning Tower and San Gimignano


· Side Trips from Florence 


· Coverage of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Northwest Tuscany, Chianti, Siena and Central Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona and Eastern Tuscany, Southern Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches





Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.

Rick Steves Pocket Florence

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-06-05
Paperback (200 pages)

Rick Steves Pocket Florence
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Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Florence:
  • City walks and tours: Five detailed self-guided walks including a Renaissance walk and tours of the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello, and Duomo Museum
  • Rick's strategic advice on what experiences are worth your time and money
  • What to eat and where to stay: Sample artigianale gelato, chat with locals over a glass of Chianti, and enjoy the Old-World ambience of a Florentine bed and breakfast
  • Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time
  • A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout
  • Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go
  • Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Italian phrases, and more
Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Florence's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Florence truly is a tour guide in your pocket.

Spending more time in Italy? Try Rick Steves Italy or Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-02-07
Paperback (256 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Florence and Tuscany.

Visit Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia, marvel at Siena's tiger-striped Duomo, or eat and drink your way around the wine villages and estates of Chianti: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Florence and Tuscany with this indispensable travel guide.

Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany:
- Over 35 color maps, plus a large-scale pull-out map of Florence, help you navigate with ease
- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need
- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Florence and Tuscany designed for every interest and budget
- Illustrations and floor plans show in detail the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Siena's Duomo, and more
- Color photographs of Tuscany's rolling hills, medieval towns, iconic architecture, scenic coastline, and more
- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Florence's city center and Oltrarno, and north, south, east, and west Tuscany, including Pisa, Livorno, Volterra, Lucca, Cortona, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Siena
- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the region's art and architecture, beautiful landscape, festivals, events, and more
- Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and travel, visa, and health information

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Florence and Tuscany.

DK Eyewitness: Silver award winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018.

"No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one." --The Independent

Planning a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Florence & Tuscany.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries.

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition

By Louise Fili

Princeton Architectural Press
Released: 2017-08-01
Paperback (224 pages)

The Cognoscenti s Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition
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Shop and eat like a Florentine with this newly updated pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lise Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops—some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques. Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats, vintage Pucci and handmade shoes, cioccolate da bere (drinkable chocolate), colorful buttons, and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of cloths, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.

Rick Steves Pocket Florence

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-04-26
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Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful compact 280-page book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves’ Pocket Florence includes the following walks and tours:

• Renaissance Walk
• Accademia Tour: Michelangelo’s David
• Uffizi Gallery Tour
• Bargello Tour
• Duomo Museum Tour

Fodor's The Best of Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice & the Top Spots in Between (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Fodor s The Best of Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice & the Top Spots in Between (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Unforgettable art, heavenly villages, dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be overwhelming. Fodor's The Best of Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian itinerary by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's Italy-based experts.

Fodor's Best of Italy includes:

  • PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map of Rome provides essential information about top attractions, nearby dining, and more.
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fodor's The Best of Italy provides thorough, insightful coverage of the highlights of this beloved European destination. Dozens of scintillating new reviews are sure to entice first-time and even repeat visitors to hotels and restaurants throughout Rome, Venice, and Florence.
  • ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: The visual impact of the lively images throughout the guide is doubly enhanced by several in-depth, magazine-style articles highlighting Italy's top attractions, including Rome's imperial ruins; Tuscan wine country; Venice's Grand Canal; a Who's Who of Renaissance Art in Florence; the Sistine Chapel Ceiling; the frescoes at the Basilica of St. Francis; and more.
  • INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: The major attractions of the big three--Rome, Venice, and Florence--are explored in-depth, alongside top itineraries and what to do whether on your own or with the kids. Our user-friendly Experience chapter helps travelers plan the most memorable trip, cueing them in to Top Attractions, Top Experiences, Italy Today, What's New, and a trove of useful information. Easy-to-scan recommendations run the gamut from alfresco dining in Venice to the art treasures of Florence; how to trek the Cinque Terre; and where to find the best beaches along the Amalfi Coast.
  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Best of Italy offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
  • COVERS: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria, Milan, and more.

Fodor's Florence 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Updated for 2018. Compact and affordable, Fodor's Florence's 25 Best is a great travel companion for travelers who want a light, easy-to-pack guidebook to one of Europe's most exciting cities.

  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Florence's 25 Best offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit, providing great places to shop, eat, sleep, and drink for every budget.
  • PULLOUT MAP: A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map provides essential information.
  • GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color pictures and full-size street maps cover the best Florence has to offer, all in an easy-to-use package.
  • INDISPENSIBLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Save time and space by having Florence's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook. Neighborhood walks show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the Farther Afield section.
  • PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our Need to Know section, filled with useful travel tips and essential Italian phrases.
  • COVERS: Bargello, Cappelle Medicee, Duomo, Fiesole, Galleria dell'Accademia, Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella.
  • ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.


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